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The impact of electronic communication of medication discontinuation (CancelRx) on medication safety: a pilot study.

Pitts SI, Yang Y, Woodroof T, et al. The impact of electronic communication of medication discontinuation (CancelRx) on medication safety: a pilot study. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(6):e934-e937. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000998

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October 5, 2022
Pitts SI, Yang Y, Woodroof T, et al. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(6):e934-e937.

CancelRx is a health information tool designed to improve communication between electronic health record (EHR) systems and pharmacy dispensing software. This study found that CancelRx implementation eliminated the sale of electronically prescribed medications after discontinuation in the EHR, compared to prior to implementation. Researchers found that CancelRx did result in the unintentional cancellation of some prescriptions and they discuss the importance of situational awareness among providers and pharmacy staff to mitigate this issue.

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Pitts SI, Yang Y, Woodroof T, et al. The impact of electronic communication of medication discontinuation (CancelRx) on medication safety: a pilot study. J Patient Saf. 2022;18(6):e934-e937. doi: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000998

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